GENEALOGY-DNA-L ArchivesArchiver > GENEALOGY-DNA > 2004-06 > 1088559939
Subject: Re: [DNA] Mutations and cousinship
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 21:45:43 EDT
In a message dated 06/28/04 11:07:44 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> Jody wrote:
> >If it were the other
> >way around and and the differences were in all low occuring alleles and the
> >matches in the high occuring alleles, the probability of a genetic
> >relationship would likely be much further in the past?
> No. As long as there are only a few one-step mutations, you should
> disregard the relative speeds of the loci in question.
John, I think Jody was asking a different question, not about mutation rates,
but about whether the alleles were common or rare in population databases. I
do think matching someone on a rare allele lends strength to a relationshp.
Ann Turner - GENEALOGY-DNA List Administrator
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